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The Old Goat

8 Reviews
$30 and under

The Old Goat has been serving the families of Alger Heights since 2015. We cook from scratch to give you simple honest and seasonal fare with highly seasoned roots. Our concept makes room for private parties, larger groups, and children a snap with easy parking and plenty of space to stretch out your goat legs. In 2017 we launched Auntie Cheetah's Soup Shop inside the Goat, serving fresh house-made soups to warm you up right. Join us for live music, open mic night, or simply one of the best meals you'll find anywhere!

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Salads and Snacks

  • Green Cuisine*$8.00

    Local mixed romaine, white balsamic vin drizzle, roasted garlic Roma tomato, spiced Spanish peanuts, chives and goat cheese smear

    • Jawbreaker*$13.00

      Kale, caramelized fennel, pickled rhubarb, marinated red strawberries, tossed in lemon-ginger-honey vin, with toasted wheatberries, and a goat cheese schmear

      • Prospector Fries$8.00

        English Yukon Gold fries, garlic cloves, green chili spice, with chives and malt vin

        • English Sweets$13.00

          Fried and salted sweet potato wedges with fresh rosemary and smoked bleu cheese

          • Pork Rinds*$7.00

            Freshly fried pork rinds dusted green chili spice, with house-fermented hot sauce

            • Cheese Whiz*$13.00

              Cast iron skillet of hot goat cheese, charred sweet corn, roasted romas, smoked bacon, pine nuts, chive, and a grilled baguette

              • Bread Board$10.00

                A loaf of baked French bread, thin-sliced country ham, blackberry preserves, Colima salt, and house-made cultured butter

                • Vegetable Board*$14.00

                  Grilled zucchini, yellow squash, sweet corn, green beans, roasted garlic Roma tomatoes, charred pepper relish, fried Yukon potatoes, drizzled with lemon herb vin and sprinkled with chives

                  • Meat Board*$22.00

                    Grilled Andouille, roasted kielbasa, smoked maple and sage sausage, house smoked bacon, house smoked porchetta, pork rinds, pickles, chow-chow, mustard, blackberry preserves, and Colima salt

                    • Smorgasbord*$45.00

                      All Three Boards, full portions, on one long board unite to form....Voltron!


                      Served with kettle chips and dip. Add hand-cut prospector fries or fried sweet potatoes $3

                      • Alger Heights Very Own Burger*$13.00

                        1/2 LB Chargrilled fatty burger with white cheddar, tomato jam, charred onion relish, and garlic mayo on a grilled challah bun

                        • The Rhett Butler*$13.00

                          House smoked local ham, white cheddar, house-made apple butter, and whole grain mustard. Dripping with delight

                          • The Old Goat Grilled Cheese*$8.00

                            White cheddar, muenster, roasted tomato jam, and basil leaves on rustic white bread

                            • Emily Reuben*$14.00

                              House-smoked sliced pastrami and Swiss cheese on rustic pumpernickel bread with house-made lemon and dill remoulade and house-made sauerkraut

                              • Love, Turkey Sandwich$14.00

                                House smoked turkey, crisp porchetta fun wheel, fried green tomato, white cheddar, Crispol lettuce, and sweet corn mayo on rustic white bread

                                • Fried Chicken Sandwich$14.00

                                  Fried chicken fritter, egg mayo, sweet pickles, chow-chow, crackling hot sauce and pork rinds on a grilled challah roll

                                  Our Vessels of Wonderment

                                  • Jambalaya*$19.00

                                    Andouille sausage & shrimp, jalapenos, black-eyed peas, grilled sweet corn, summer squash, tomato, garlic, onion, celery, smoked tomato broth, and basmati rice served in a hot cast iron pot. It's spicy!

                                    • Vegetarian$12.00
                                  • Dirty Beans & Rice*$19.00

                                    Stewed pigeon peas, long grain white rice, ham and bacon, carrots, celery, onions, Charred sweet corn, charred poblano peppers, and house-smoked char-grilled sausage. (Cory's favorite. Hint: add extra sausage)

                                    • Trout Camp$23.00

                                      Pan seared steelhead trout, toasted farro and orange arugula salad, buttery green beans, herbaceous almond pesto, and chili oil

                                      • Lake Perch$23.00

                                        Lightly-dusted Great Lakes white perch, fried potatoes, chow-chow, hot sauce, charred lemon

                                        • Shrimp & Grits Etouffee$19.00

                                          Pan seared shrimp and andouille sausage with grilled summer squash and sweet corn in a Cajun tomato gravy on top of cheddar grits with chives

                                          • Spaetzleroni and Cheese, Please$19.00

                                            Four cheese spaetzleroni with fried chicken, blistered shishito peppers, roasted Romas, and buttery toasted bread crumbs

                                            • Vegetarian$16.00
                                          • Shank Plank*$24.00

                                            Fried pork shank dipped in house fermented buffalo sauce, Crispol lettuce wedge, carrot celery, and cilantro salad with bleu cheese crumbles, and bumbly grits

                                            • On Golden Pond*$22.00

                                              Herb roasted half chicken, roasted fingerling potatoes, and sauteed green beans, On a Golden Pond of bone broth, dripping with lemon-garlic-chive compound butter, Norman!

                                              Combination Station

                                              (Pick 2) $13, (Pick 3) $16, (Pick 4) $19. (No combos after 4pm)

                                              • Unlimited Cups of Soup$12.00

                                                with Bread

                                                • Available Soups

                                                  Any of our numerous daily soups from the soup shop! They are all refillable so try a few!

                                                  • Available Salads

                                                    Green Cuisine

                                                    • Available Sandwiches

                                                      The Old Goat Grilled Cheese, Reuben, Rhett Butler

                                                      • Available Sides

                                                        Prospector Fries, English Sweets, or Crispy Charred BA Brassicas

                                                        Soft Beverages

                                                        • Coffee$3.00

                                                          (Free Refills) Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters Cafe Cheetah: custom roasted Papua New Guinea blend. Flavorful and rich with subtle dark body and a smooth finish

                                                          • Brix Soda$3.00

                                                            (Free Refills) From Grand Rapids comes a true local fountain soda. Lemon-Lime, Cola, Diet Cola, Black Cherry, Vanilla Creme, Ginger Beer and Root Beer

                                                            • Hot Tea$3.00

                                                              Evening in Missoula from Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters. It tastes like: Chamomile, rose hips, raspberry leaf, papaya leaf, peppermint, spearmint, blackberry leaf, passion flower, red clover, star anise, wild cherry bark, lemon peel, wintergreen, vanilla and lavender

                                                              • Iced Tea$2.00

                                                                (Free Refills) Black tea on ice with a lemon


                                                                • Strawberry Poundcake Trifle$8.00

                                                                  Marinated strawberries with poundcake cubes, Romanoff Creme, and zested lemon

                                                                  • Tres Gelato*$6.00

                                                                    3 scoops of gelato. Ask your server for our flavors today

                                                                    • Chocolate Torte*$8.00

                                                                      flowerless chocolate torte, Paddington jelly, creme fraiche, and candied orange slices

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                                                                      What 8 people are saying

                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                      4.7 based on all time ratings
                                                                      • 4.5Food
                                                                      • 4.2Service
                                                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                                                      • 4.3Value


                                                                      89% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                      1. JP


                                                                        Grand Rapids

                                                                        3 reviews


                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on September 15, 2019


                                                                        Food for the most part was great. Two at our table had corned beef hash and the potatoes were a bit under done (crunchy) on one of the entree’s. Blueberry fritters on the bread board were fantastic. Burgers were fantastic. Overall an enjoyable meal. Server was very pleasant but a little less than attentive, we did need to flag him down for service on two occasions.

                                                                      2. NM


                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                        39 reviews


                                                                        39 reviews

                                                                        Dined on September 14, 2019


                                                                        Quiet piano music, great food! It’s a great place for food and conversation without having to shout!

                                                                      3. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Grand Rapids

                                                                        1 review


                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on September 10, 2019



                                                                      4. PM


                                                                        Grand Rapids

                                                                        2 reviews


                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on September 6, 2019


                                                                        I have heard about this restaurant for a while and it is a bit of a hike from where we live so I wanted to make a reservation. I did this through OT. It really didn’t help. We showed up and explained we had a reservation and it was clear we were put on a list as if we just walked in. I was a little frustrated being told it would be 25-40mins before they could seat us. After that, the service and the meal were great. We shared.a Cheese Whiz app. We ordered lobster bisque. Daughter had chicken, wife had turkey sandwich, and I had shrimp and grits. All fantastic. We will return for another round.

                                                                      5. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner


                                                                        1 review


                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on September 6, 2019


                                                                        Everything was great accept we made a reservation and something happened to their computer and all reservations got wiped out so we had to wait. I would have thought a manger might have made an apology but it just felt like tough luck! Offering a free dessert or something would have been an appropriate gesture....

                                                                      6. NR


                                                                        1 review


                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on September 4, 2019


                                                                        While I was excited to try The Old Goat for the first time, and really enjoyed the ambiance, the food was bland and WAY overpriced. I asked for some Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on my pizza and was given a small container of ‘shredded’ Parmesan that I was charged for. My companion got the Vegetable board, which was very small in quantity for what it cost. We were both there for the first time, excited to try it, and both left there disappointed and saying we would not recommend it, nor would we choose it again. Makes me sad, because while there are many restaurants in GR, you can’t always find fun, different ambiance like that. Disappointed.

                                                                      7. K



                                                                        2 reviews


                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on September 1, 2019


                                                                        Reuben was great. I ordered the trout. It wasn’t even a whole filet. It was two small pieces for $23. Disappointed. Bourbon and ginger drink was also a disappointment. Band was amazing!

                                                                      8. JR


                                                                        1 review


                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on August 30, 2019


                                                                        Our server Emily was wonderful! All four of our entrees were wonderful, inventive and tasty! Can’t wait to bring more friends here!


                                                                      The Old Goat is rated 4.7 stars by 8 OpenTable diners

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